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Twycross Zoo

Atherstone, Warwickshire, England

5 star Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

Twycross Zoo is home to the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World! What more could you wish for?

Discover a huge nature reserve and over 100 species, including the likes of Asian elephants, cheeky meerkats, hilarious hyenas and even the world’s rarest big cat - the Amur leopard. Creep below the treetop exhibit and say hello to the UK’s only group of Bonobos and even see all the 4 great apes. Then trek off to have lunch overlooking the snow leopard enclosure at the Himalaya Centre!

Try spot a creature of your favourite colour as you walk through the Butterfly Forest, a beautiful peaceful place. With so many exotic and endangered animals in the park, conservation is at the heart of everything Twycross does and kids can learn all about their mission with Animal Encounters and the Keeper for a Day programme. There’s also a huge multi-tiered soft play area for kids under 12, as well as great little picnic spots!

  • Biggest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World
  • Over 150 species of creatures including rare Amur leopards
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas


  • ATM Available ATM Available
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


M42, Junction 11, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX, England


Click here to visit Twycross Zoo's website
0844 474 1777

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Summer (from 25th March 2017): Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Winter: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission

Adults from £16.80

Kids (3-16) from £12.48

Concessions from £14.68

Adults/Kids with Disability from £14.21/£10.75

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Clothing requirements

In cold or wet weather a hat, scarf, waterproof jacket and wellies is recommended. 

Guest suitability

There is no wheelchair access to the apes, elephants, and inside the lemur house. 


Great Zoo

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by SimonA . 02.03.17

Fantastic Zoo. My Nephew loved it. There is a bald Chimpanzee.

Fantastic Zoo!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Bluemarble108 . 16.09.17

Love this place; try to visit every year. Great zoo with animals, and a really chilled vibe. Lots of picnic areas, and lots to do.

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Twycross Zoo


5 star Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

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